A comparative study of bifidobacteria in human babies and adults

Khonsari, Shadi, Mayuran, Suganthy, Burczynska, Beata, Dang, Vu, Choudhury, Manika and Pachenari, Azra (2016) A comparative study of bifidobacteria in human babies and adults. Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health, 35 (2). pp. 97-103. ISSN 2186-6953

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Abstract

The composition and diversity of the gut microbiota are known to be different between babies and adults. The aim of this project was to compare the level of bifidobacteria between babies and adults and to investigate the influence of lifestyle factors on the level of this bacterium in the gut. During this study, the levels of bifidobacteria in 10 human babies below 2 years of age were compared with that of 10 human adults above 40 years. The level of bifidobacteria proved to be significantly higher in babies in comparison with adults. This investigation concluded that a combination of several factors, such as age, diet, and BMI, has an important effect on the level of bifidobacteria in adults, while in babies, a combination of diet and age may influence the level of intestinal bifidobacteria.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online in J-STAGE December 26, 2015
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 20070
Notes on copyright: ©2016 BMFH Press This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) License <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/>
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Depositing User: Azra Pachenari
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 12:42
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20070

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